Who doesn’t love the look of a beautiful hardwood floor? Whether it’s a rugged, reclaimed wood or a showstopping, exquisite rare hardwood, wood floors are undeniably attractive and desirable in many applications. But is real wood flooring what you really want for a demanding commercial environment that has to stand up to hundreds, if not thousands, of footsteps daily, wear from rolling carts and dollies, excessive dirt, spills, and worse? Probably not.
As lovely as authentic wood floors are, they’re more difficult to maintain, especially in commercial settings. Wood floors are easily damaged by foot and rolling traffic and require careful maintenance to keep up the ‘wow’ factor. They need specialist know-how, products, and equipment to keep looking great – all of which come at a price, not to mention the hassle.
Porcelain wood-look tiles are a boon to commercial environments where the style of wood flooring is desired. Wood-look porcelain is sustainable, incredibly durable, and extremely easy to maintain. Then there are the health benefits: because porcelain tile is non-porous and impermeable, it is sanitary, resisting germs and mold like no other.
Add to all those winning characteristics the stunning looks now available (thanks to the leaps and bounds made in print technology in recent years, the increase in plank sizes, and the wood-like textures that were added along the way), and the choice of wood-look over real wood for a commercial environment is practically a no-brainer. With all the fabulous options available, you definitely do not have to trade high style for practical flooring that can take a beating. You can have both thanks to the versatility of porcelain.
When it comes to wood-looks, GIO’s got you covered. Our selections capture wood’s appearance in a range of interpretations that will meet your demanding specification requirements as well as complement any design style. All of these tiles will continue looking great for the long haul and hold their own against countless assaults from foot traffic, sunlight, moisture, and even bleach. Click here to see all the styles we offer.
GIO is your gateway to beautifully designed, strategically selected collections of floor and wall tile sure to fit your demanding specification requirements and unique style. We look forward to working with you!